To raise fund to amend a current enclosure to home 4 bachelor male Geladas, to be part of the European breeding program.
These funds will help towards keeper training, housing, enrichment, transporting and conservation care.
Dartmoor Zoos research department is dedicated to encouraging, supporting and conducting research that helps improve captive animal management. Our aim is to be a leading animal cognition research centre. We are at the beginning of this really exciting journey after building the Dartmoor Institute of Animal Science (DIAS) POD, in partnership with Plymouth University.
Research is one of the key objectives for Dartmoor Zoo and is highlighted as a major role for modern zoos to be a part of by the British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums. We aim to establish a world-class research centre in animal cognition, exploring animal consciousness to promote the rights and welfare of animal everywhere.
Our work, however, is also about regenerating people, using the platform of the zoo to encourage volunteering, training, health and education.
Dartmoor Zoo’s research includes both animal-based and visitor studies. Each year we have a priority list of research that we work towards, with the help of our research students from across the country.
We will be the only Zoo in Devon and Cornwall to care for this species, who have great characters and a fantastic 'hair-do'.